Join Two Columns In Excel

In this tutorial, we are going to see how to combine columns in an Excel sheet. We have mainly two types of excel sheets now a days. One is Microsoft 365 Excel and the other is an Older version MS Excel. In this section, first, we will see how to combine columns in Microsoft 365 Excel. Follow the below steps carefully.

How to join data from two cells(columns) into one cell in Excel?

In Excel, we can merge two cells into one, but the merged cell only keeps first one cell content. How can we join data from two cells or columns into one row without losing data as below screenshot shown? Now, this article may help you.

Join data from cells into one without losing data by Combine Columns and Rows

Join data from cells into one by formula

Combine cells in excel is used to combine the 2 or more cell values in a single cell. For this, choose the cells which we need to combine. Go to the cell where we want to see the outcome. Now press equal sign and select both the cells separated by ampersand (“&”) sign. Type the formula in cell C2, press and hold CTRL + SHIFT simultaneously. The image above shows two columns, A and B. Column C shows how to concatenate the columns using CONCATENATE function. Column D shows how the columns are combined using the “&” (ampersand) Operator. In this section, I will demonstrate how to combine column A and column B using CONCATENATE or “&” (ampersand) Operator.

Here we have one formula that can quickly merge two cells into one but keep both contents.

Merging two columns in excel without losing data

Select one cell which you will place the result, type this formula =A1&' ' &B1, A1 and B1 are the cells you want to join together, “ “ is the separator between two cell contents, press Enter key, and drag fill handle down to apply the formula to cells.

Join data from cells into one by Save As and Find and Replace function

Also, you can copy the cells and paste them into a text file, then do some operations to solve the job.


1. Copy the cells you want to combine, and paste them into a text file.

2. Then press Ctrl + H keys to enable the Replace function, inFind what textbox, type tab character, in Replace with textbox, type the separator you use. You can type the tab character in Word document and then paste it to the textbox.

3. Click Replace All. The tab characters in text file have been replaced with the specified separators. Close the Replace dialog.

4. The copy the texts and paste them back to Excel.

Join data from cells into one without losing data by Combine Columns and Rows

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)

1. Select the cells you use, and click Kutools > Merge & Split > Combine Rows, Columns or Cells without Losing Data. See screenshot:

How To Combine Two Columns In Excel

2. In the popping dialog, do as these:

1 Check the option you want to combine cells based on;

2 Check or enter the separator you use;

3 specify the place you want to place the result;

4 Choose one option about the result

3. Click Ok. Then the cells have been combined without losing data.


How To Join Columns Excel

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